work, well, how about the state of your birth. if you couldn't take michigan, again, you could change the math. boy, did they take a long time to mess with that. i'm going to give them more credit. there is a republican super pac laying the groundwork in minnesota for months called the american future fund, it's a bunch of folks mostly out of iowa but they've been pouring money in here and have kept the race close. this would be another path. now they would still be short, but then you've got all of these other options for romney to get to 270. it could be that he goes and carries sort of the adopted semihome, new hampshire, where he will have his last rally or, all right, iowa is a place they feel they've been able to do. the point is this, and here is the point of the expanded map, whether romney is bluffing or not, the bottom line is this. he needed different paths to get to 270.